Harry Kane wells up as England fans sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ after Euro 2020 win over Germany

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Harry Kane celebrates after England's Euro 2020 win over Germany

Harry Kane scored England’s second in an impressive 2-0 victory over Germany (Picture: Getty)

An emotional Harry Kane had to fight back the tears as England supporters belted out ‘Sweet Caroline’ after the side secured a 2-0 win over Germany to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

A pair of well-worked strikes from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane in the final 15 minutes gave the Three Lions a deserved victory in front of more than 40,000 noisy fans packed into the stands under the Wembley arch.

Gareth Southgate’s men will do battle with Ukraine for a place in the semi-finals of this summer’s tournament this Saturday at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

ITV Sport’s Gabriel Clarke grabbed goalscorer England captain Kane for a few words shortly after the final whistle and the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner appeared to well up as he paused to soak up the atmosphere at a rocking Wembley.

The Tottenham striker’s performances have been heavily scrutinised across the championships but he was understandably delighted to lead his team into the next round.

‘I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say,’ Kane said.

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‘An amazing, amazing day, amazing game. The performance was top drawer, another clean sheet but we go again as we ain’t done nothing yet.

‘We enjoy it but we’ve got another big game on Saturday and let’s get ready for that.’

Raheem Sterling celebrates with Luke Shaw and Jack Grealish after scoring for England against Germany at Euro 2020

Sterling broke the deadlock to score his third goal of the Euros (Picture: Getty)

On claims Southgate had been ‘cautious’ with his team selection, Kane replied: ‘I think it was the opposite really! We really wanted to go man-for-man, take the game to them, press as high as we could.

‘I think in the first 10 minutes we were a little bit in and out, we didn’t know whether to go but we controlled it once we got a foothold in the game.

‘These big games are fine margins, the first goal is so important. Raz [Sterling] again, brilliant by Raz and it was amazing to finish it off.’

Gareth Southgate and Jack Grealish celebrate after England's Euro 2020 win over Germany

Southgate’s side will face Ukraine in the next round (Picture: Getty)

Only Cristiano Ronaldo (5), Patrik Schick (4), Karim Benzema (4) and Emil Forsberg (4) have scored more goals than Sterling (3) at the tournament and Kane was full of praise for the Manchester City forward.

‘What a player, what a character. He’s a great leader in this team. I think people don’t realise how much of a voice he has in this team,’ the Spurs attacker added.

‘We all stick together. Whether Raz in scoring goals or not scoring goals, we have a plan in our heads of where we want to go.

‘That’s not just the players playing; the bench, the people not in the squad, the staff. We have a vision of where we want to be and we’re on the right track.’

‘We’ve still got a long way to go. Normally, nine times out of ten, [Thomas] Muller would score his chance but it was in our favour today.

‘We have three more games and we want to win this trophy. On Saturday it will be no easy game so we’ve got to try and switch as quickly as we can to that one.’

On his 86th-minute header, Kane continued: ‘I’ve always said I love scoring goals. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.

‘It’s not about how many times you miss, it’s always about the next one, being ready for the next one.

‘I’d stayed ready, Jack put a great ball in and I was able to finish it off.’


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